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[PASSED] Medical Provisions in Blockades

Postby Damanucus » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:39 pm

NOTE: Please read the legality ruling on the Mark VI draft before commenting.

Resolution submitted for approval: February 27th, 2012.
Resolution reached quorum: March 1st, 2012.
Pu to vote: March 8th, 2012.
(Note: yes, it says "Blockade" instead of "Blockades". Ran out of character room in the title.)


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The General Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

HESITANTLY ACKNOWLEDGING that this unregulated practice may serve as a detriment to those living within an embargoed nation, insofar as member-states may not be able to effectively provide quality healthcare for their citizens.

ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics,

The World Assembly therefore;

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution:

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and/or analysis, as well as the maintenance of general health, inclusive of, but not limited to : medications, medicinal clothing, apparel, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any qualified individual (or group thereof) that delivers medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a primary part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of any transport that is conveying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel; however, any transport that is attempting to convey any product besides the aforementioned is not covered under the provisions of this resolution.

MANDATES that member-nations, on the occasion where medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel are transported alongside other items during a blockade, to arrange the collection and transport into national borders of said medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel, at an agreed point close to, but on their originating side of, the nation's borders.

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations with the following duties:
  1. Assuring the safe transportation of medical supplies and professional medical personnel to and in blockaded member-nations; and
  2. Dispensing medical supplies and professional medical personnel transported under these terms among the populace of the blockaded member-nation on a per-needs basis, ensuring that said medical supplies are used for non-military, medical purposes, and said professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.

MANDATES that governments of blockaded member-nations do not interfere with transportation and dispensation of medical supplies and professional medical personnel within their borders, unless assisting in the transportation and dispensation under the supervision and direction of the World Health Authority and national health authorities.

Co-authored by Connopolis.


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The General Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

HESITANTLY ACKNOWLEDGING that this unregulated practice may serve as a detriment to those living within an embargoed nation, insofar as member-states may not be able to effectively provide quality healthcare for their citizens.

ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics,

The World Assembly therefore;

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution:

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and/or analysis, as well as the maintenance of general health, inclusive of, but not limited to : medications, medicinal clothing, apparel, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any qualified individual (or group thereof) that delivers medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of any transport that is conveying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel; furthermore, any transport that is attempting to convey any product besides the aforementioned is not covered under the provisions of this resolution.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that member-nations, in the instance of being blockaded, transport medical supplies separately from other commodities, and provide, upon request, a crew and cargo manifest ascertaining their contents.

MANDATES that member-nations, on the occasion where medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel are transported alongside other items during a blockade, to arrange the collection and transport into national borders of said medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel, at an agreed point outside of the nation's borders.

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations with the following duties:
  1. Assuring the safe transportation of medical supplies and professional medical personnel to and in blockaded member-nations; and
  2. Dispensing medical supplies and professional medical personnel among the populace of the blockaded member-nation on a per-needs basis, ensuring that medical supplies are used for non-military, medical purposes, and personnel shipped under these terms are not assigned to military positions.

MANDATES that governments of blockaded member-nations do not interfere with transportation and dispensation of medical supplies and professional medical personnel within their borders, unless assisting in the transportation and dispensation under the supervision and direction of the World Health Authority and national health authorities.

Co-authored by Connopolis.


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The General Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

HESITANTLY ACKNOWLEDGING that this unregulated practice may serve as a detriment to those living within an embargoed nation, insofar as member-states may not be able to effectively provide quality healthcare for their citizens.

ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics,

The World Assembly therefore;

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution:

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and/or analysis, as well as the maintenance of general health, inclusive of, but not limited to : medications, medicinal clothing, apparel, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any qualified individual (or group thereof) that delivers medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of any transport that is conveying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel; furthermore, any transport that is attempting to convey any product besides the aforementioned is not covered under the provisions of this resolution.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that member-nations, in the instance of being blockaded, transport medical supplies separately from other commodities, and provide, upon request, a crew and cargo manifest ascertaining their contents.

MANDATES that nations, on the occasion where medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel are transported alongside other items during a blockade, to arrange the collection and transport into national borders of said medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel, at an agreed point outside of the nation's borders.

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations with ensuring that medical supplies transported during blockades are used for non-military, medical purposes, and that professional medical personnel shipped under these terms are not assigned to military positions.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that provision be made for World Health Authority personnel to travel with any medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel to ensure their transport and subsequent dispensation.

Co-authored by Connopolis.


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The General Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

HESITANTLY ACKNOWLEDGING that this unregulated practice may serve as a detriment to those living within an embargoed nation, insofar as member-states may not be able to effectively provide quality healthcare for their citizens.

ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics,

The World Assembly therefore;

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution:

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and/or analysis, as well as the maintenance of general health, inclusive of, but not limited to : medications, medicinal clothing, apparel, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any qualified individual (or group thereof) that delivers medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of any vessel that is conveying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel; furthermore, vessels that are attempting to convey any product besides the aforementioned are not covered under the provisions of this resolution.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that member-nations, in the instance of being blockaded, transport medical supplies separately from other commodities.

MANDATES that nations, on the occasion where medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel are transported alongside other items during a blockade, to arrange the collection and transport into national borders of said medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel, at an agreed point outside of the nation's borders.

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations with ensuring that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical purposes, and that professional medical personnel shipped under these terms are not assigned to military positions.

Co-authored by Connopolis.


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The World Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

CONCERNED, HOWEVER, that this restriction of international trade may result in some medical supplies, some of which may be life-saving, being unable to enter blockaded nations,

ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution,

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and analysis and the maintenance of individual health, including, but not restricted to, medications, medicinal clothing, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any individual or group of individuals who delivers qualified medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of medical supplies and professional medical personnel from blockaded nations

ALLOWS member states, in the event of transport from a blockaded nation carrying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel intended for the nation, to obtain these in a manner they see fit.

RECOMMENDS member nations, in the occasion of being blockaded, transport medical supplies separate to any other trade items.

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations with ensuring that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical purposes, and that professional medical personnel shipped under these terms are not assigned to military positions.


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The World Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

CONCERNED, HOWEVER, that this restriction of international trade may result in some medical supplies, some of which may be life-saving, being unable to enter blockaded nations,

ASSERTING that sapient life should be considered a higher priority than international politics

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution,

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and analysis and the maintenance of individual health, including, but not restricted to, medications, medicinal clothing, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any individual or group of individuals who delivers qualified medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of medical supplies and professional medical personnel from blockaded nations

ALLOWS member states, in the event of transport from a blockaded nation carrying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel intended for the nation, to obtain these in a manner they see fit.

RECOMMENDS member nations, in the occasion of being blockaded, transport medical supplies separate to any other trade items.


Medical Provisions in Blockades
Category: Free Trade
Strength: Significant

The World Assembly,

UNDERSTANDING that, in the course of international politics and trade, nations may at times place blockades on other nations,

CONCERNED, HOWEVER, that this restriction of international trade may result in some medical supplies being unable to enter blockaded nations, some of which may be life-saving,

ASSERTING that human life should be considered a higher priority than international politics

DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution,

  • "Medical supplies" as any item or collection of items that are used in the delivery of medical advice and analysis and the maintenance of individual health, including, but not restricted to, medications, medicinal clothing, surgical equipment, medical examination devices, and medical reference;
  • "Professional medical personnel" as any individual or group of individuals who delivers qualified medical advice, assistance and/or examination as a part of their job.

PROHIBITS the blocking of medical supplies and professional medical personnel from blockaded nations

ALLOWS member states, in the event of transport from a blockaded nation carrying medical supplies and/or professional medical personnel intended for the nation, to obtain these in a manner they see fit.

RECOMMENDS member nations, in the occasion of being blockaded, transport medical supplies separate to any other trade items.


Now, this is my first attempt at WA legislation, and it is intended as a replacement to GAR#74. Is there anything I can do to improve this legislation? Please comment.

(P.S. I know about the number of versions, and how similar they seem to each other. They are edits to the same resolution, each different to the others.)

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Postby The Solarian Isles » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:05 pm

Although we support the repeal, we cannot also support this proposal. As stated in the other discussion, solid naval and blockades form a core part of our nation's military strategy, especially for suppressing a rebellion. Being forced to let anything at all through only allows the target population to resist longer, and defeats the purpose of a blockade.

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Postby Connopolis » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:09 pm

The Solarian Isles wrote:Although we support the repeal, we cannot also support this proposal. As stated in the other discussion, solid naval and blockades form a core part of our nation's military strategy, especially for suppressing a rebellion. Being forced to let anything at all through only allows the target population to resist longer, and defeats the purpose of a blockade.

His Radiance Cleric Joran Kell
Solarian Delegate to the WA


They're also the most inhumane, and what this very body seeks to stamp out. Unfortunately, Dr. Forshaw had to take an indefinite hiatus due to issues regarding the Dharman delegacy, so I've taken on the temporary role of Connopolis' plenipotentiary.

Yours,

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Postby The Solarian Isles » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:25 pm

Inhumane? So is war in general, but it's sometimes necessary. In this case it's only inhumane if the target population refuses to give up. In the past, we've stockpiled food and medical supplies to be released to the target population immediately on their surrender. We're not animals, you know.

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Postby Connopolis » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:36 pm

The Solarian Isles wrote:Inhumane? So is war in general, but it's sometimes necessary. In this case it's only inhumane if the target population refuses to give up. In the past, we've stockpiled food and medical supplies to be released to the target population immediately on their surrender. We're not animals, you know.


Forgive us, ambassador, for finding the practice of killing people by the masses by denying them medical supplies inhumane. Forgive us for belieiving that this establishment's goals should involve preserving sapient dignity, while preventing political affairs from interfering in the lives of those in which our plenipotentiaries and diplomatic proxies represent. Ambassador, you can use the scapegoat of war all you like, but war does not necessitate immorality, and it never has - rather, how one goes about carrying out war does.

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Postby Black Marne » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:48 pm

With all due respect, Ambassadors, I must agree with Ambassador Kell on this issue. Cruel as it may be, a blockade must block EVERYTHING, and medical provisions are no exception. While you may disagree, I feel I must point out that when war is being waged, there is no rest for the wounded, the tired, or the ill. You must ensure as quick a victory as possible, and a total blockade would help make sure such a victory came.

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Postby The Solarian Isles » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:52 pm

We do agree that life is sacred, and we do not go to war lightly. However, consider the alternatives to a blockade. A full invasion would certainly be over faster, and would likely achieve the same results. The death toll would also be higher on both sides. Not really a better choice.

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Postby Damanucus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:28 am

The Solarian Isles wrote:Although we support the repeal, we cannot also support this proposal. As stated in the other discussion, solid naval and blockades form a core part of our nation's military strategy, especially for suppressing a rebellion. Being forced to let anything at all through only allows the target population to resist longer, and defeats the purpose of a blockade.

His Radiance Cleric Joran Kell
Solarian Delegate to the WA


Black Marne wrote:With all due respect, Ambassadors, I must agree with Ambassador Kell on this issue. Cruel as it may be, a blockade must block EVERYTHING, and medical provisions are no exception. While you may disagree, I feel I must point out that when war is being waged, there is no rest for the wounded, the tired, or the ill. You must ensure as quick a victory as possible, and a total blockade would help make sure such a victory came.

-The New Argonian Homeland of Black Marne


I have to stand with Ambassador Ponte on this one; it isn't exactly the most humane idea, and it is something that needs to be stamped out. It is especially inhumane to restrict access to medications and medical help from people who are otherwise innocent; especially, if one is suffering from a fatal illness, one which requires medication available in a blockaded country, it seems a little illogical to disallow its transport because of a blockade—as I said in the resolution, human life is more important than international politics.

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Postby Bears Armed » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:10 am

My first comments _

CONCERNED, HOWEVER, that this restriction of international trade may result in some medical supplies being unable to enter blockaded nations, some of which may be life-saving,
That looks like rather clumsy wording to me: It currently reads as though it's actually some of the blockaded nations that might be "life-saving".


ASSERTING that human life should be considered a higher priority than international politics
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Postby Damanucus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Your "Ahem!" point will be fixed, promise.

The clumsy wording...I'll try, but can you suggest a better choice of words?

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Damanucus wrote:Your "Ahem!" point will be fixed, promise.

The clumsy wording...I'll try, but can you suggest a better choice of words?

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Simply say that human does not specify homo homo sapiens and that the word "human" comes from the believe that most humanoids diverged from a common ancestor.
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Postby Damanucus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:59 am

Spiral Sun wrote:
Damanucus wrote:Your "Ahem!" point will be fixed, promise.

The clumsy wording...I'll try, but can you suggest a better choice of words?

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Simply say that human does not specify homo homo sapiens and that the word "human" comes from the believe that most humanoids diverged from a common ancestor.


I chose to change it the way I did due to the fact that not all of our sapient races are descended from homo sapiens (which is what Mister Bear was getting at); hence, the "human"-to-"sapient" change.

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Postby Lichtenburg » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:24 am

Damanucus wrote:I have to stand with Ambassador Ponte on this one; it isn't exactly the most humane idea, and it is something that needs to be stamped out. It is especially inhumane to restrict access to medications and medical help from people who are otherwise innocent; especially, if one is suffering from a fatal illness, one which requires medication available in a blockaded country, it seems a little illogical to disallow its transport because of a blockade—as I said in the resolution, human life is more important than international politics.

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We would agree with this position. While it is understood that a blockade is an important tactic in times of war it is our belief that the position of the WA should remain on the side of the value of life - human or otherwhise. Conventions should provide provisions for the treatment of non-combattants versus combattants. It is our opinion that there should be some allowance to help those who cannot help themselves and may very well be caught in a crossfire that they cannot control.
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Postby Damanucus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:33 pm

Lichtenburg wrote:
Damanucus wrote:I have to stand with Ambassador Ponte on this one; it isn't exactly the most humane idea, and it is something that needs to be stamped out. It is especially inhumane to restrict access to medications and medical help from people who are otherwise innocent; especially, if one is suffering from a fatal illness, one which requires medication available in a blockaded country, it seems a little illogical to disallow its transport because of a blockade—as I said in the resolution, human life is more important than international politics.

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We would agree with this position. While it is understood that a blockade is an important tactic in times of war it is our belief that the position of the WA should remain on the side of the value of life - human or otherwhise. Conventions should provide provisions for the treatment of non-combattants versus combattants. It is our opinion that there should be some allowance to help those who cannot help themselves and may very well be caught in a crossfire that they cannot control.


If you mean prioritizing medications for the civilian population first, I'm currently unsure as to whether that is already covered by another resolution (I couldn't find it), but if it isn't, how would you suggest I implement it?

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Postby Lichtenburg » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:02 am

Damanucus wrote:If you mean prioritizing medications for the civilian population first, I'm currently unsure as to whether that is already covered by another resolution (I couldn't find it), but if it isn't, how would you suggest I implement it?

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Thank you for your response. As I am relatively new to the WA, I am unfamiliar with prior legislation. Perhaps we could investigate the establishment of a neutral organization to provide medical relief? I am not sure. What are your thoughts, Representative? Would that work?

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Postby Damanucus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:18 pm

Lichtenburg wrote:
Damanucus wrote:If you mean prioritizing medications for the civilian population first, I'm currently unsure as to whether that is already covered by another resolution (I couldn't find it), but if it isn't, how would you suggest I implement it?

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Thank you for your response. As I am relatively new to the WA, I am unfamiliar with prior legislation. Perhaps we could investigate the establishment of a neutral organization to provide medical relief? I am not sure. What are your thoughts, Representative? Would that work?

Regards,


I'm usually against creating an independent body for the purposes of a resolution. However, if there is an existing body that could be entrusted with this, then I am more than willing to insert their additional duties into the resolution.

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Postby The Solarian Isles » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:01 pm

We could always volunteer the Holy Solarian Navy to handle transport and distribution of relief supplies. They're professional, competent, compassionate, and could use the work to keep them busy.

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Postby Damanucus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:15 pm

The Solarian Isles wrote:We could always volunteer the Holy Solarian Navy to handle transport and distribution of relief supplies. They're professional, competent, compassionate, and could use the work to keep them busy.

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Sadly, I cannot state such an intent in a resolution, labelling rules and all.

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Postby Scandavian States » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:10 pm

Ambassador Samurakami signaled for attention to address the Assembly, "While a blockade should be considered a strategic failure to achieve rapid victory, I would like to point out that medical equipment can be easily and rapidly repurposed to other means, such as manufacturing chemical and biological weapons. If all sentient life is sacred, as the supporters of this resolution claim, then consideration must be given to those who initiate a blockade under the lawful orders of their superiors. I truly wish that the Squishies would find the intestinal fortitude to attempt a ban on blockades, rather than waste this Assembly's valuable time with underhanded parlor tricks."

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Postby Moronist Decisions » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:12 pm

If this is such a problem, it might be worth considering a monitoring agency that has the power to monitor the disposition of medical provisions in blockades - something like:

"Upon the request of any member nation, CHARGES the World Heath Authority with ensuring that supplies shipped in a blockade under the provisions of this resolution are used only for non-military purposes."

??

To be honest, our nation would rather keep the same resolution than to see no resolution on this topic.

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Postby Damanucus » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:21 pm

Moronist Decisions wrote:If this is such a problem, it might be worth considering a monitoring agency that has the power to monitor the disposition of medical provisions in blockades - something like:

"Upon the request of any member nation, CHARGES the World Heath Authority with ensuring that supplies shipped in a blockade under the provisions of this resolution are used only for non-military purposes."

??

To be honest, our nation would rather keep the same resolution than to see no resolution on this topic.

Dr. Crick


I thank you, Dr Crick. And we may need to assign the WHA with the dispensation, as you suggest. And I understand your concern, regarding the resolution on the topic. It is to be repealed by the delegation from Connopolis, though, and it is best to replace the old one with something more substantial, hence why this one is here.

Scandavian States wrote:Ambassador Samurakami signaled for attention to address the Assembly, "While a blockade should be considered a strategic failure to achieve rapid victory, I would like to point out that medical equipment can be easily and rapidly repurposed to other means, such as manufacturing chemical and biological weapons. If all sentient life is sacred, as the supporters of this resolution claim, then consideration must be given to those who initiate a blockade under the lawful orders of their superiors. I truly wish that the Squishies would find the intestinal fortitude to attempt a ban on blockades, rather than waste this Assembly's valuable time with underhanded parlor tricks."


...Well, I think I already spoke on that.

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Postby Lichtenburg » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:01 pm

Moronist Decisions wrote:If this is such a problem, it might be worth considering a monitoring agency that has the power to monitor the disposition of medical provisions in blockades - something like:

"Upon the request of any member nation, CHARGES the World Heath Authority with ensuring that supplies shipped in a blockade under the provisions of this resolution are used only for non-military purposes."

??

To be honest, our nation would rather keep the same resolution than to see no resolution on this topic.

Dr. Crick


This may more than adequately address the question we posed earlier. My thanks. Should this be added to the resolution, our government would wholeheartedly support the measure.
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Postby Damanucus » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:14 pm

Okay, since Dr Forshaw's "On Humanitarian Aid" was repealed, we will, obviously, have to resort to the World Health Authority (hoping we don't end up with a House of Cards effect). I'm thinking...

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations to ensure that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical reasons, and that professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.


Is that good for everyone? If so, I'll slip it into the next update.

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Postby Moronist Decisions » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:18 pm

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations to ensure that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical reasons, and that professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.


Sounds good, though I'd probably change

and that professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.


to either "... not assigned to combat positions" or "professional medical personnel who enter the country under these terms are ...". The reason is that we believe that medical staff that were already in the nation should not be prevented from being involved in treating combat personnel, which would be an unintended side-effect of this clause.
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Postby Damanucus » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:26 pm

Moronist Decisions wrote:
CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations to ensure that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical reasons, and that professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.


Sounds good, though I'd probably change

and that professional medical personnel are not assigned to military positions.


to either "... not assigned to combat positions" or "professional medical personnel who enter the country under these terms are ...". The reason is that we believe that medical staff that were already in the nation should not be prevented from being involved in treating combat personnel, which would be an unintended side-effect of this clause.


Good point. Mind you, on that note as well, I'll have to change it further, because it gives too great a loophole for nations to divert all medical provisions to their military. So, I think I better go with...

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations to ensure that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical reasons, and that professional medical personnel are not assigned to combat positions,

ALSO CHARGES the aforementioned authorities with ensuring that medical supplies and professional medical personnel are equally distributed among the civilian population and military.


Is the wording a little clumsy? Or is that good?


Scratch that, that was clumsy. Back to the Moronist Decisions' idea:

CHARGES the World Health Authority and national health organizations to ensure that medical supplies shipped during blockades are used for non-military, medical reasons, and that professional medical personnel shipped under these terms are not assigned to military positions.


There, that's better, I think.

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